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Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia

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Thurs., Jan. 16, 2014 | 7 – 8:30 pm
FREE for all

Join the editors of Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia for a unique look at the history of the Native Peoples of the Columbia River.  Speakers include: Tony A. Johnson, Cultural Committee chair for the Chinook Tribe and Education Program Manager for the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Kenneth M. Ames, professor emeritus of anthropology at Portland State University, and Robert T. Boyd, research anthropologist at Portland State University.

Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia brings together perspectives from archaeologists, ethnobiologists, scientists, historians, and members of the Chinook tribe to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary analysis of Chinookan peoples and their homeland. The book spans the course of Chinookan pre-contact history but also addresses more contemporary concerns, including their ongoing struggle for Federal recognition.  Tony A. Johnson, Cultural Committee chair for the Chinook Tribe and Education Program manager for the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, will lead with an introduction that includes perspectives from the Chinook Tribe. Kenneth M. Ames, professor emeritus of anthropology at Portland State University, will give a brief overview of the genesis of the book and the backgrounds of the chapter authors. Robert T. Boyd, research anthropologist at Portland State University, will read passages from the Preface, by way of further introducing the book.